Lawmakers Ask ITC To Avoid Broad Samsung Smartphone Ban

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT) -- A congressman and two state legislators sent letters earlier this week urging the U.S. International Trade Commission to avoid imposing exclusion orders against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s mobile devices that are unclear or too broad, after an ITC judge ruled the company imported devices that infringed Apple Inc.’s patents.

Rep. Trent Franks , R-Ariz., and Texas state Sens. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney, and Kirk Watson, D-Austin, who both have Samsung facilities within their districts, asked the ITC on Monday and Tuesday to consider the ramifications any exclusion...
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